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[UK] Start young

According to ASH research, England is one of the best places worldwide to give up smoking. The ban on smoking in public places has resulted in two million fewer smokers, while electronic cigarettes have had a huge impact, with 2.9 million adults now usin
Training Matters Magazine (uk)
added Feb 19, 2018 17:06

[Malaysia] No smoking campaigns having impact on the young

The “Tak Nak” campaign, which ran from 2004 to 2010, was one of three programmes launched by the Health Ministry. There others were the Smoke-Free Generation Initiative; Malaysian Quit Smoking Services, or mQuit Programme, initiated in 2015; and KOTAK or
added Feb 18, 2018 18:39

[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26

Impact of tobacco control policies on adolescent smokeless tobacco and cigar use: a difference-in-differences approach [FREE FULL TEXT]

Higher state cigarette taxes are associated with adolescents’ use of cheaper, alternative tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco and cigars. Reducing tobacco use will require comprehensive tobacco control policies that are applied equally to and incl
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 15, 2018 23:31

Could Behaviour Interventions Reduce Second-hand Smoke in Pregnant Women?

Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking-related behaviours and could reduce exposure of second-hand smoke in pregnant women. In a recent study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, researchers
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:02

[California] Regulating Cannabis Manufacturing: Applying Public Health Best Practices from Tobacco Control

State legalization and regulation of cannabis, despite continued federal illegality, is a massive shift in regulatory approach. Manufactured cannabis, including concentrates, extracts, edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products, has received less at
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
added Feb 14, 2018 20:19

[Europe] CONWAY: CDC Director’s Tobacco Ties: More Common Than You Might Think – OpEd

The full breadth and depth of such ties raises serious concerns about the extent to which these connections have affected tobacco control policies...The so-called delegated acts spelling out the conditions for the track and trace system are now up for rev
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Feb 14, 2018 18:27

Does Starting to Smoke Cigars Trigger Onset of Cannabis Blunt Smoking?

A short interval right after starting to smoke cigars may be one of increased risk of starting to smoke blunts. We discuss cigar, cigarillo, and “blunt wraps” control approaches that might reduce both tobacco and cannabis-related harms.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:27
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The Methodological Quality and Effectiveness of Technology-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions for Disadvantaged Groups: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Few methodologically rigorous studies were identified. Mobile phone text-messaging, computer- and website-delivered quit support showed promise at increasing quit rates among Indigenous, psychiatric and inpatient substance use disorder patients. Further
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:16
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